Moyer jumped at the chance to go topless with co-star Trammell for the racy dream sequence, and admits he has asked bosses to put him in a similar scene with Alexander Skarsgard, who plays his onscreen adversary Eric.
He tells The Advocate, “We had an awful lot of fun that day, and I happen to think Sam’s a very good-looking man. Not that that particular scene was a challenge, but anything that seems like it could be a challenge in the script is just meat for an actor. So I looked at that scene like, ‘Oh, my God, that’s fantastic. I can’t wait to do that!’
“Alex and I would absolutely embrace that (a gay sex scene). Last year, when (real-life wife Anna Paquin’s character) Sookie had her fantasy about the two of them with her, we even suggested it.”
The Brit, who is expecting twins with Paquin, has also hit back at criticism the show has alienated audiences by becoming “too gay”.
He adds, “Is there such a thing as too gay? We live in a very different world than we grew up in, so if people can’t embrace that aspect of our show, then that’s a shame. I certainly don’t think it’s specifically gay, but our show ticks a lot of boxes for a lot of people.
“We have an incredibly broad audience, one of the widest demographics in terms of sexuality and age groups, so obviously we’re doing something right.”